We entered via the St Peter's locks at the south end, near the village of St Peters. As with some of the big locks on the St Lawrence, there is also a bridge associated with the locks. This one is very small, a one lane bridge and the lock tenders operate both, so it takes a little while to get through. The water is clean and warm, so local kids jump off the sides to swim.....
|Entrance to St Peters Locks, Cape Breton Island|
After a night anchored in St Peters and some shopping, we sailed up to Maskell Cove, which is a terrific protected little bay. Oh, look! Another lighthouse, they're everywhere.
The town of Beddeck is part way north up the lakes. Beddeck's claim to fame is Alexander Graham Bell had a large summer home nearby. So there's a fine museum about all of Bell's technological research and inventions.
|Bill in Beddeck, with lighthouse|
The weather turned rainy and a good set of wind conditions arrived for us to sail along the main coast of Nova Scotia towards Halifax. So we decided we better move on. We had another good sail south through the lakes, back out the locks and across Chedabucto Bay 50 miles to Canso Harbour, dropped the hook and had a quiet evening before starting our coastal passage to Halifax.